How to install drivers form binary in ubuntu 12.04

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  1. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    step 1. download driver which works best with your system or new one i installed 275.43 one choose what best work on your system .....

    and save it to Downloads folder

    step 2. right click on it properties and make is executable

    or

    chmod + x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-275.43.run (what is your driver version)

    step 3. type in terminal

    $gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

    #blacklist nouveau and other nvidia modules

    blacklist vga16fb
    blacklist nouveau
    blacklist rivafb
    blacklist nvidiafb
    blacklist rivat

    step 4. uninstall if any nvidia installed before by

    sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-*


    also for some more nvidia commands please check

    to uninstall current nvidia driver

    # sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-current

    to remove nouveau (althoe its not needed)

    # sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

    to remove form ubuntu x-swat/x-updates ppa

    # sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates && sudo apt-get install nvidia-current


    after removing any previously install nvidia reboot your system


    step 5: just before installing make sure "gcc gcc++ make" are already installed.


    step 6 after reboot you need to kill xserver since init 3 is now not available so you need to stop GDM to do that open terminal type:


    #sudo service lightdm stop

    and then press Alt Crt +F2 and login

    username :

    password :

    sudo su and switch to root mode and now here in root mode give path of your downloads folder

    # cd Downloads

    after that type sudo sh NVIDIA...........and install the driver (pressing Tab button give entire path)

    Downloads# sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-275.43.run

    hit

    Enter/Return button and install your driver

    thats all.

    :)
     
  2. NormanF

    NormanF Registered Member

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    Kubuntu 12.04 works with my Poulsbo netbook. My other netbook, runs vesa drivers since openchrome is crappy and no one has managed to get a working x.org server with it.

    For some computers, available video drivers are more readily available than for others under Linux.
     
  3. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    yes agree have you seen linus torvald video on nvidia :D
     
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